The Scotsman cartoon: Cameron apology over Coulson

A JURY at London’s Old Bailey unanimously found Andy Coulson, the former spin doctor of British Prime Minister David Cameron, guilty of conspiring to intercept communications.

Illustration: Iain Green

Following the verdict, Mr Cameron said: “I take full responsibility for employing Andy Coulson. I did so on the basis of undertakings I was given by him about phone hacking and those turned out not to be the case.

“I always said that if they turned out to be wrong, I would make a full and frank apology and I do that today.

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“I am extremely sorry that I employed him. It was the wrong decision and I am very clear about that.”